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Definition of Dictatorship


  1. The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.

Dictatorship Quotations

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.

The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
Charles Bukowski

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
Victor Hugo

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.
George Orwell

The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
Niels Bohr
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Dictatorship Translations

dictatorship in Dutch is dictatuur
dictatorship in French is dictature
dictatorship in German is Diktatur
dictatorship in Spanish is dictadura
dictatorship in Swedish is diktatur

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